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  • crunch 53 min 6 sec ago (view)

    i got very few issues with the apple tv broadcast.  the youtube ones i really have a hard time with.

    some of the marquee broadcasts can be a bit "side show" filled, especially this year.  it's great someone has a project to pimp or some charity needs help, but these things are getting seriously large amounts of airtime on marquee broadcasts.  this stuff is expected and has been going on for decades, but i feel like i'm watching a telethon sometimes and the game is background entertainment.


  • JoePepitone 58 min 46 sec ago (view)

    It's possible my opinion is affected by not having access to the Marquee network, so I'm a little starved for live TV coverage.  I've been doing most of my consumption via radio followed by watching the video highlights online.  That said, I am still underwhelmed by the Marquee commentary that is NOT Boog or JD (really miss hearing JD on a regular basis).


  • crunch 1 hour 3 min ago (view)

    yeah, it's an odd product, but it's not a bad kind of different.  i like it much more than the youtube broadcast.

    there's a lot of information they push at you in graphics.  that took a little while for me to get used to and i wasn't a fan at first. i'm still not a huge fan, but i don't mind it and sometimes it's good info.

    the announce crews are mostly unfamiliar voices/people and many are relatively young, but they're very capable, especially considering they're essentially team unaffiliated announcers.


  • Eric S 1 hour 8 min ago (view)

    The 2022 Cubs: It's Different Here


  • JoePepitone 1 hour 11 min ago (view)

    Watching the Apple TV+ broadcast on my iPhone.  Pretty impressed by the overall product, both the camera angles and camera work and graphics, plus some pretty good commentary and analysis.  They seem to presume a pretty intelligent audience.  I'm enjoying it.


  • Arizona Phil 2 hours 40 sec ago (view)

    I can't remember ever seeing a player in the pre-game starting lineup (as Jonathan Villar was today) Designated for Assignment. Traded? Yes. DFA? No.  


  • crunch 2 hours 10 min ago (view)

    bote in the lineup and playing 2nd.


  • crunch 2 hours 45 min ago (view)

    the villar experiment cost 6m...4.5 + 1.5 buyout (10m option).

    i mean, it looked decent enough this pre-season.  can't argue with the gamble assuming the point was to trade him mid-season anyway...3-slot IF'r with pop.

    a slow bat is nothing new to him, but going from being decent/average in the IF to f'n awful wasn't expected...also the power didn't show up.


  • Eric S 3 hours 38 min ago (view)

    I guess no real surprise given Villar's horrible defense this season and coming off a game the Cubs committed four errors (including Villar's).  His sloppiness was particularly hard on the newbie pitchers who could not afford even routine plays not to be made. 


  • Cubster 4 hours 7 min ago (view)

    Villar dfa. Bote up. 


  • Arizona Phil 6 hours 47 min ago (view)

    "Betting on baseball is good" - Arnold Rothstein 


  • crunch 9 hours 58 min ago (view)

    we shouldn't be so negative on great day for the Cubs.

    there's a "beam signing" ceremony with Cubs brass and DraftKings CEO at Wrigley today for the construction of the very important multi-story sportsbook.  the team has worked damn hard to get to this point and we need to appreciate how far the Cubs have come as a team.

    the 100m DraftKings gave the Cubs in late 2020 has brought such perks as the ability to sign workhorse starter TBD and help Hotel Zachary weather tough times during COVID.

    feels good to be a Cubs fan...damn good.


  • Dolorous Jon Lester 13 hours 45 min ago (view)

    If we're going to get swept, is it more appropriate to say "bring your brooms" or "bring your dustpans?"


  • crunch 1 day 10 hours ago (view)

    e.roberts TJ


  • crunch 1 day 23 hours ago (view)

    david robertson first career AB...vs a position player pitching.

    robertson is f'n stoked.  this is nice.

    strikes out swinging on a 3-2 pitch.  it was obviously high out of the zone, but when is gonna get another AB?  gotta swing.

    this was seriously one of his best managerial decisions of the night.  most of the dugout was on the railing watching this AB.


  • crunch 2 days 44 min ago (view)

    bote 2/5 today, couple singles.

    10 for 20 in his last 5 walks.